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Malcolm Fraser

Ph.D. (Human and Organization Development), M.A. (Organization Development), B.A.
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, insurance industry designation, Six Sigma Green Belt training certificate, Chicago Black Belt Masters;
Certified Benchmarks 360° tool, Center for Creative Leadership, DR change management tools and methods.

Dr Malcolm Fraser joined Synergy Global as Team Leader – USA and Canada in 2013. Prior to starting his own business, Malcolm had over 25 years’ experience working in the corporate world and as a contractor. He began his career at Allstate Insurance, where he designed courses and began his experience as a Leadership Trainer. Malcolm then spent 14yrs at Motorola University, helping to build the world-renowned Education Center. At Motorola, Malcolm had his first OD assignment, in which he led development of a performance management system later adopted throughout the company.

In the past 15yrs, Malcolm has gained experience in a variety of OD role across multiple industries, including Professional Services (Right Management Consultants), Manufacturing (General Binding Corp. and Case New Holland), and Health (CVS Caremark). These roles included a growing focus on talent management and leadership development. He's also provided OD and Change Consulting to a major Chicago-area Hospital, Walgreens, and State Farm Insurance.

Malcolm is known for his collaborative and relationship-focused style, which allows him to quickly establish rapport with Executives and leaders at all levels. He is skilled at determining needs and cutting to the heart of a performance problem, showing the link between business needs and people development challenges. Malcolm has superior facilitation skills, and is known for his ability to lead groups to the place they needed to go. He has facilitated Executive/C Level workshops and won awards for presentations to groups of 200+ people.

He is also qualified as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (insurance industry designation); Certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt; Certified in Benchmarks’ 360° Tool, Center for Creative Leadership; and also Certified in using ODR Change Leadership Tools and Methodologies.

Malcolm is a Board Member of the Chicago Chapter of the OD Network; an active participant in the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has taught for the MBA program at St. Xavier University, and had articles published in the Journal of the Human Resource Planning Society.

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